Cygwin Reviews

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This tool is amazing. Unix command-line interface that can interact with Windows is the tip of the iceberg. Through Cygwin (and apt-cyg), I've installed Python, vim, an SSH server and other various Linux tools. Cygwin has access to most Windows commands such as shutdown (unlike WSL) and can launch cmd if it doesn't. It even allows me to copy files to external media even when normally restricted by the OS.

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I build mingw version of gcc and Cygwin provides an very robust environment for doing that.

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Must have for Linux devs using Windows

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Incredibly useful set of software for any developer. The quality of the ports have risen to a very high level in the last several years.

I'm a Linux developer who uses Windows as my desktop OS. I need to inter-operate with Linux webservers so I'm constantly switching back and forth between desktop and remote servers. Cygwin makes it very easy to work locally using the same set of tools on the servers.

It's particularly useful for working with and processing data files "the UNIX way" with the typical suite of UNIX programs like bash, grep, cut, sed, awk, perl, python, vim, emacs, imagemagick, scp, etc.

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